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If St. Patrick’s Day inspires feelings of hearth and home rather than leprechauns and green beer, you can celebrate tradition with warm, filling meals that harken back to Irish heritage. Soups and stews are certain to conjure up some nostalgia while soft, delicious cake is a perfect way to honor tradition regardless of your ancestry. This Irish Sláinte Stew offers a warm welcome to guests with your own way of toasting to the holiday – Sláinte is “cheers” in Gaelic. This hearty meal is perfect for a crowd with traditional stew meat slow-cooked in a Dutch oven with beef broth,…

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Even if Easter hosting duties fell on your plate this year and added one more thing to your holiday to-do list, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. After all, Easter is a time meant for fun and fellowship with the food just one part of the celebration. Building the menu around simple, one-pan dishes can keep the focus where it needs to be: spending time and creating memories with family and friends. These dishes call for short lists of ingredients, many of which you may already have in your pantry, and simple preparation to create a full spread…

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It’s one of the cheesiest, best days of the year; National Cheddar Day! We’ve got some of the cheesy ways you can celebrate this special day. Lactose intolerant individuals might want to avert their eyes. National Cheddar Day History Can you imagine a world without cheese? The special kind of cheese called cheddar hit the streets in the village of Somerset, England in the 12th century. Cheddar accounts for a little more than a third of all the cheese sold in the US, but over half of the cheese sales in the UK. This holiday is relatively new to the…

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February is often a month known for cold and dreary days with one bright spot on the fourteenth for Valentine’s Day, but there are other things to be aware of. It is the shortest month of the year, and it contains one of the best days possible. No, leap years only happen every four years, so the twenty-ninth is not even under consideration. Okay, just to help everyone along, it is on the ninth and it is called National Pizza Day. Yes, there is an entire day devoted to honoring that most beloved food. Here are a few ways to…

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A lazy Sunday afternoon cuddled up with family, playing in the rain with your kids and tasting a perfect, sweet treat on a summer day can be some of the simplest yet best parts of life. Recipes that can be made with clean, fresh ingredients in a matter of minutes make some of the best-tasting dishes, snacks and treats. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best route to take as opposed to confusing prep that takes too much time. This Strawberry Mousse, which is made with families in mind, is a perfect recipe to make with your little ones or…

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You know it’s a good idea to gather the family around the table for a meal, but there’s no need to wait until the food is done. Not only does cooking together give you something fun to do as a family, but it also helps kids develop important life skills and healthy habits, exposes them to new food options and allows them to practice reading and math when they follow recipes. Get everyone in on the prep work with kid-friendly foods such as these flavorful frozen waffles that can be used as the base for simple and delicious recipes. A…

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Champagne is the ultimate party drink for New Year’s. It’s crisp, sparkly, and bubbly. Not only does it taste amazing and look pretty, it’s a key part of any New Year’s Eve celebration! We’re ringing in 2024 with a few tips and tricks to pick the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Here are few tips on how to ring in 2024 by picking the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Champagne vs. Sparkling White Wine It’s important to differentiate between champagne and sparkling white wine. True champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine is not champagne and neither…

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Looking for a unique way to incorporate the Christmas themed cocktails with your holiday menu? Candy canes are one Christmas themed food that can be incorporated into a variety of different cocktails. If you are on the lookout for ways to make a candy cane cocktail, try the options below. Peppermint White Christmas Ingredients: 2 Candy Canes White Creame de Cocoa Champagne Peppermint White Christmas is an iconic winter themed drink that has become popular owing to the rising prominence of this drink on social media pages that are dedicated to cocktails and Christmas themed food. To start off this drink,…

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Tis the season for everything gingerbread! Enjoy this delicious coffee recipe from Starbucks! Find more inspiration and other holiday-worthy recipes at athome.starbucks.com. Iced Gingerbread Caramel Coffee Prep time: 3 minutes Yield: 16 ounces Drink: 1 cup ice 4 tablespoons Starbucks Gingerbread Naturally Flavored Ground Coffee for double strength 6 ounces water 1 ounce Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Flavored Creamer Toppings: whipped cream homemade or store-bought caramel sauce 1 pinch nutmeg Place ice in 16-ounce glass. Brew gingerbread coffee with water and pour into glass. Add caramel creamer. Stir. Top with whipped cream, drizzle of caramel sauce and nutmeg. Enjoy!

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Apple orchards, apple picking and apple desserts all scream fall. Glowing with bright yellows and reds, apples are juicy and more than ready to be used in your favorite fall recipes. If you’re looking for something sweet and full of texture that can turn your taste buds upside down, look no further. (Culinary.net) This scrumptious Spiced Apple Crumble is not only a family favorite but a holiday must-have. It’s the perfect dish to pack up and deliver to your next gathering of loved ones. Kids and adults love the deliciously sweet apple chunks filling the bottom of the pan along…

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